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Opinions of Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Columnist: Mynigeria

Nigerians express mixed feelings as Tinubu breaks silence on Amotekun

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Nigerians have expressed mixed feelings over the stand taken by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the issue of Operation Amotekun.

The APC chieftain broke his silence on the issue today after the public demanded to know his stance.

In a statement issued, Tinubu said “Until now, I have deliberately maintained a studied silence regarding Amotekun. Many have tried to goad my swift public reaction. Those who have taken this road did so not because they care about Amotekun or even the people it intends to help protect. They did so knowing this had become a delicate and emotional issue for many. These cynics did so with the adversarial hope that, in haste, I might misspeak or misstep in a manner they could twist to their political advantage".

Nigerians have now taken to social media to express how they feel about the statement. According to some quarters, Tinubu's statement did well by not adding to the tensions on the issue.

However, some Nigerians feel he didn't really touch on the issue because he fears it may affect his 2023 presidential ambition.

MyNigeria brings you some reactions from Twitter.